Gibson Wines will be taking care of breakfast – and lunch – with their weekend program. Andre Ursini will be in the kitchen, providing Italian treats and eats from Andre’s Cucina & Polenta Bar. Starting the weekend with Italian crepes (truffled egg, prociutto, spinach, mozzarella and brandy cream) sounds pretty good to us.
Lunch begins at midday, with house-cured waygu bresaola, squacquerone cheese, pugliese Roquefort and handmade grissini. Vegetarians will be looked after with a spinach and ricotta lasagne, and gluten-free options are also on the menu. Finally, dessert will come in the form of sweet Italian doughnuts with vanilla bean and lemon custard, forest berries and toasted almond flakes. The exquisite food will be accompanied by relaxed music, courtesy of Cousin Leonard and Free Genie.
When: Saturday and Sunday, 9am – 5pm
Where: 190 Willows Road Light Pass
Feature wine: Gibson Sparkling Merlot
Cost: All meals $15
Contact: 0416 213 661 (Anne Gibson)
Kellermeister are kicking off the weekend early, with a Friday night curry party courtesy of Stuart Oldfield. After your dose of spice, return over the weekend for the jazz, groove and funk of seven-piece outfit Blue Lagoon. Oldfield will be back in the kitchen on Saturday and Sunday, serving caramelised pork belly and Asian prawn salad, grass-fed beef burgers with rosemary salted fries, wild mushroom arancini and more.
On Sunday at 10.30am, Barossa local, Sprout Cooking School director and former MasterChef contestant Callum Hann will be demonstrating how to cook with wine. As the food and fun continues, take your mind off wine for a moment to try Kellermeister’s Boots Cider, which will be on tap.
When: Friday 6.30pm, Saturday and Sunday 9.30am – 5pm
Where: 1561 Barossa Valley Way, Lyndoch
Feature wine: The Funk Wagon GSM
Cost: curry night $28pp, weekend food $9 – $15
Contact: 08 8524 4303
In the cozy corner, Gomersal welcomes guests to a warm, wood-fired haven this weekend. With a feature fireplace in cellar door and firedrums outside, you can settle in for a toasty time – and start early with a big breakfast from 8am. If you’re a late riser, try one of Bazza’s Famous Burgers for lunch, then finish it all off with one of Apex Bakery’s apple strudels.
Gomersal are celebrating more than just the gourmet food of the Barossa – they’re also supporting South Australian arts. Blues/folk duo Lily & The Drum will be on stage both days, performing favourites from their record Nobody Just Like Me. Lily & The Drum will bring a contemporary spice to the Valley, before heading out on a regional Australian tour.
Rebekah Popescu’s SALA exhibition, The light-drenched prism, will continue at Gomersal. Popescu has collected memories from her travels through Europe and projected them in paint and photography with a digital twist.
When: Saturday and Sunday, 8am to 5pm
Where: 203 Lyndoch Road, Gomersal
Feature wine: Gomersal Reserve ‘Gold Medal’ Shiraz
Cost: All meals $12 – $15
Contact: 08 8563 3611
Murrary Street Vineyards are turning 10 this year – and they’re celebrating in style. The Barrel Theatre & Tasting Room will be alive with food, wine and good music. DJ Yo Daddy Mac will have his vinyl out for a funk, jazz and soul infusion.
Naturally, being in the Barossa, you can’t go a weekend without a visit from the Beer family! Murray Street will be hosting Maggie’s daughter Elli Beer, whose catering expertise will keep the grazing plates full of local produce. Mix and match your own selection of fine cheese, smoked prosciutto and other seasonal tastes to satisfy your hunger and complement the Murray Street wines.
When: Saturday and Sunday, 11am – 4pm
Where: Murray St, Greenock
Feature wine: Murray Street Vineyards Black Label Shiraz
Cost: Wine: glass $7, bottle $25. Grazing plate value variable.
Contact: 08 8562 8373
Covering culture and community, Seppeltsfield have organised two fine programs over the Barossa Gourmet weekend.
First on Friday is Jazz in the Distillery, with singer Libby O’Donovan crooning through the evening from 7.30pm. Bookings for the Friday night are essential (call 8568 6200). Wines and platters will be offered on Friday, but if you’re looking for more foodie festivities, Saturday and Sunday are the days for you.
Community spirit will forge the incredible offering at Seppeltsfield over the weekend: Pork, Port & Petanque. Owen Andrews Catering and Barossa Valley Cider Co will join forces to create the “hero dish”: confit pork belly with butter-roasted apple sauce and cider glaze. To accompany the pork is Seppeltsfield’s famous, pioneering fortified wine: a tawny Para port. Cap the weekend off
with a friendly petanque tournament by beating your friends and family at the greatest game on earth.
When: Friday 7.30pm, Saturday and Sunday 10.30am – 5pm
Where: 730 Seppeltsfield Road, Seppeltsfield
Feature wine: Tawny Port - PARA
Cost: Jazz in the Distillery $59pp, weekend food $10 – $15
Contact: 08 8568 6217
This weekend, the Barossa Valley will come alive with celebrations of the region’s food and wine. Starting with Jazz in the Distillery on Friday night all the way through to a wine-cooking demonstration with Callum Hann on Sunday morning there’s enough to keep you thoroughly occupied for three delightful days.
These are five of the Barossa Gourmet program’s highlights, featuring top-quality chefs, local artists and, of course, wine.
RAA Designated Drivers can register with any participating winery to receive a free bottle of water – with free tea, coffee and soft drink available at some venues.
Book a bus! Shuttle buses have been organised by LinkSA ($30 per day), with designated drop-off and pick-up points in the valley. Contact specific wineries for best details and transport options.
For full details, visit www.barossagourmet.com